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Create the Sexual Violence Review Act

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MD SB887
Requiring the State Board of Education, by March 31, 2023, to develop policies and procedures for reporting, administering, investigating, and resolving complaints related to incidents of sexual misconduct and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and authorizing a person to bring a civil action against a local system that fails to comply with certain policies and procedures and to recover damages, reasonable costs, and attorney’s fees.

Proposed

GA HB847
An act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions of labor and industrial relations, so as to provide for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to take time off from work without being subjected to termination or other adverse employment action; to provide for certain prerequisites and procedures for taking such time off; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed

LA SB147
An act to amend and reenact R.S. 40:1216.1(G) and to enact R.S. 40:1216.1(H), relative to procedures for victims of sex offenses; to requrie that healthcare providers make certain records available to sexual assault survivors; to provide relative to documents requested by the victim after a forensic medical examination has been performed; and to provide for related matters.

Passed

LA HB561
An act to enact Chapter 28-E of Title 46 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to be comprised of R.S. 46:2191 through 2194, and to repeal Civil Code Articles 2315.11 and 3496.2 and R.S. 46:2163, relative to civil liability of sexual assault offenders; to provide for a legislative purpose; to provide for definitions; to provide relative to prescription; to provide relative to exemplary damages; to provide relative to the assignment of fault; and to provide for related matters.

Proposed

GA HB489
Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to sexual offenses, so as to provide for a protective order for victims against persons who have committed acts of sexual assault; to provide for a definition; to provide for procedures; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed

GA SB34
Act to amend Chapter 12 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to name change, so as to provide that victims of human trafficking may petition for name change under seal; to provide for a definition; to provide for determination by the court; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Passed

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